Natomas Cares: Remembering Teacher Mr. Humphries

Math teacher Gregory Humphries. / Courtesy PhotoBY TRINA DROTAR THE NATOMAS BUZZ | @natomasbuzz A memorial is being created at Natomas Charter School in memory of beloved math teacher Gregory Humphries. Humphries, who taught at the school 12 years, died in 2012 as the result of... Read More >

Natomas Charter School Receives Civic Learning Award

Natomas Charter leaders celebrate Civic Learning Award of Merit.BY KAYLEIGH NEALON, NCS INTERN THE NATOMAS BUZZ | @natomasbuzz Publisher’s note: An earlier version of this post incorrectly identified Judge Brown in the photo above. We regret the error. Natomas Charter School for the Performing and Fine Arts Academy... Read More >

For a Good Cause: Big Day of Giving in Natomas

20140506-141908.jpgTHE NATOMAS BUZZ | @natomasbuzz Three Natomas-based nonprofits are among those participating in the Big Day of Giving fundraising campaign today. Around the half-way point of the 24-hour fund drive, The GreenHouse had received 31 gifts totaling $17,685, Stanford Settlement... Read More >

On Stage in Natomas: The Laramie Project

Laramie ProjectBY TRINA DROTAR THE NATOMAS BUZZ | @natomasbuzz In October of 1998, the university town of Laramie, Wyoming made headlines nationwide when a young man was murdered for being gay. The following month, Moisés Kaufman and members of the New... Read More >

On Stage in Natomas: The Wizard of Oz, Jr.

oz5BY TRINA DROTAR THE NATOMAS BUZZ | @natomasbuzz The Wizard of Oz, Jr. opened Thursday for a two-week run at the Black Box Theater in Natomas. First performed as a musical in 1902, the current version of The Wizard of... Read More >

Kudos: Natomas Charter’s Elaine DeWolfe Wins Award

elainedewolfeawardBY KAYLEIGH NEALON, NCS INTERN THE NATOMAS BUZZ | @natomasbuzz Natomas Charter School teacher Elaine DeWolfe was recently named “California Online Teacher of the Year” at the E-Learning Strategy Symposium. “The Virtual Learning Academy is incredibly proud of Mrs. DeWolfe... Read More >

On Stage in Natomas: Gulliver’s Travels

Photo by Carrie MarkelBY TRINA DROTAR THE NATOMASBUZZ | @natomasbuzz Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels was first published in 1726, but you wouldn’t think so in the Natomas Charter School’s production of this fantasy satire. Opening to the public at the Benvenuti Performing Arts... Read More >

Natomas Charter Students Perform Well at Festival

Photo by Maddy GodtBY KAYLEIGH NEALON, NCS INTERN THE NATOMAS BUZZ | @natomasbuzz Natomas Charter School Performing and Fine Arts Academy students recently staged several award-winning performances at the Lenaea High School Theatre Festival held at The Harris Center For The Performing Arts... Read More >

Natomas School Limits Bathroom Access After Misuse

BY BRANDY TUZON BOYD THE NATOMAS BUZZ | @natomasbuzz Natomas Charter School officials said they have taken measures to limit access to boys’ restrooms on campus during the school day for health reasons. “This is necessary,” said Patrick Broughton, student... Read More >

On Stage in Natomas: Dare to Dream

20140207-021642.jpgBY TRINA DROTAR THE NATOMAS BUZZ | @natomasbuzz Blackrock Dance Troupe’s winter production, Dare to Dream, opens at the Benvenuti Performing Arts Center on today, Feb. 7 and closes Saturday, Feb. 8. Two extended dance pieces, each running approximately 25... Read More >

Natomas Students Compete in County Poetry Contest

poetryoutloudlogoTHE NATOMAS BUZZ | @natomasbuzz updated 3:45 p.m. Feb. 6, 2014 Publisher’s note: Taylor Tuers from Rio Linda High School was runner-up in today’s competition – congratulations, Taylor! Students from three north-area high school will be among those competing today... Read More >

Natomas Student Makes Name as Young Writer

Akshaj Mehta with North Natomas Library staff. / Photo Courtesy Sumiti MehtaBY ASHLEE DUNN, NCS INTERN THE NATOMAS BUZZ | @natomasbuzz Eight-year-old Natomas resident Akshaj Mehta writes fiction stories. “Akshaj was around 3 years old when we first realized that he wants to compose short poems,” said the third grader’s parents... Read More >

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